Visit your Local Library: Mark Twain
When a child opens a book, a sensory experience unfolds. She studies the pictures, smells the pages, feels the weight of the book, and hears your voice reading to her. The earlier children experience books and reading, the better prepared they will be for kindergarten.
Bringing a child to the local library can be just as rich an experience. It is a unique place where learning, imagination and knowledge are given a quiet, joyful space of their own and so is your child.
The Mark Twain Branch of the LA Public Library is open Monday through Saturday. The library offers:
- Story times
- Art classes for children
- Game night for teens
- Homework help for teens
- Internet access
- Computer classes
- Summer reading clubs
Visit the branch website for the event calendar, directions and more, or call the library at (323) 755-4088.
Not Sure Where to Start?
Another great resource for parents is the Kids Path section of the Los Angeles Public Library Site, which offers:
- Book suggestions for very young children
- Tips on reading aloud to your child
- Podcasts of read-aloud childrens books
- Ways to prepare your child for reading
- Suggested educational external websites for children
Visits to the library are memories your child will cherish throughout life. Dont forget to get your child his own library card – it’s easy, free, and your child will be proud to give it to the librarian when he checks out his next stack of books.
The Mark Twain Library is located at: 9621 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003.